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Digital Realty Announces 10 Years of Five Nines

Danny Lane, SVP, Global Operations
April 5, 2017

We are happy to announce that Digital Realty data centers have achieved “five nines,” or 99.999% uptime for the 10th consecutive year in 2016.

Recently, we surpassed 1.45 billion operating minutes across our 145 properties worldwide, encompassing approximately 23 million square feet in 33 metropolitan areas. Given the considerable growth projects we undertook in 2016, we’re even happier to be able to extend this industry-leading record of uptime and reliability.

Uptime is an important consideration for enterprise decision-makers as well as for the classification of the facilities themselves. For the uninitiated, 99.9% uptime might sound impressive. But, when you do the math you’ll see that equates to about 9 hours of downtime per year. That’s about one full day of work. Even when those 9 hours are spread out over 365 days, the negative ripple effects can be serious (and expensive).

We are pleased to be able to offer industry-leading uptime in virtually every one of our facilities, helping our customers to run their businesses with consistency and confidence. Want to learn more about Digital Realty’s “five nines” uptime? Read the press release in its entirety. To learn about our data center solutions, click here.

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